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Save Settings On Exit Option Enabled by Default

This article was previously published under Q130234
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of theregistry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in theWindows folder.
SYMPTOMS
You cannot prevent Windows from saving your settings when you exit.
CAUSE
The Windows user interface does not include a way to prevent savingyour settings when you exit.
RESOLUTION
NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the "ChangingKeys And Values" online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Notethat you should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat andUser.dat) before you edit the registry.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems thatmay require you to reinstall Windows 95. Microsoft cannot guarantee thatproblems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can besolved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To prevent your settings from being saved, add (or modify) the
NoSaveSettings

field in the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer


Setting the NoSaveSettings field to 1 prevents your settings from beingsaved. When you set this value, the following items are not saved when youexit Windows:
  • Changed icon positions on the desktop.
  • Windows that are open when you exit.
  • The size and position of the taskbar.

STATUS
This behavior is by design.
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Properties

Article ID: 130234 - Last Review: 01/19/2007 04:56:54 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition

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